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Thread #156284 Message #3685288
Posted By: Musket
13-Dec-14 - 03:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: CIA torturers (God Bless America)
Subject: RE: BS: CIA torturers (God Bless America)
Must be difficult for Ireland to wake up and realise they are not innocent virgins either.
The outrage for us all, and bearing in mind that most Western countries either supported or acknowledged US search for those who would harm democracies, is that by trying to do so, the values we all hold were put aside.
Torturing, holding without trial and profile prejudice are precisely what we all wished to overcome. But the CIA led the way in joining in the fun. We all knew, and it isn't the first time Shannon (or Prestwick etc) have been named in regard to extraordinary rendition.
But to hear it through a report commissioned by The US government, shocking as the contents are, is a positive thing because hitherto, governments try to play down past misdemeanours, even if it were "the other lot" lest their own murky side gets publicised later.